Younger brother of Bhātikābhaya and king of Sri Lanka for twelve years (67‑79 A.C.) He made a courtyard of small stones (kiñcikkha) on plaster round the Mahā Thūpa, and built the Ambatthala thūpa, making it firm at the risk of his own life. He placed chairs for the teachers in all the vihāras of Sri Lanka, and laid out the grounds round Cetiyagiri, holding a great celebration called the Giribhaṇḍapūjā (q.v.) From the Kadamba river to Cetiyagiri he laid carpets for the comfort of pilgrims. He built the Maṇināgapabbata°, the Kalanda°, the Samudda°, and the Cūḷānāgapabbata-
He had a queen called Damiḷadevī (apparently a Tamil lady) who died young. AA.i.13.